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Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, Eighth Edition [Hardcover]

Don Green , Robert Perry
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Book Description

October 23, 2007 0702040428 978-0702040429 8

Get Cutting-Edge Coverage of All Chemical Engineering Topics— from Fundamentals to the Latest Computer Applications.

First published in 1934, Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook has equipped generations of engineers and chemists with an expert source of chemical engineering information and data. Now updated to reflect the latest technology and processes of the new millennium, the Eighth Edition of this classic guide provides unsurpassed coverage of every aspect of chemical engineering-from fundamental principles to chemical processes and equipment to new computer applications.

Filled with over 700 detailed illustrations, the Eighth Edition of Perry's Chemcial Engineering Handbook features:

  • Comprehensive tables and charts for unit conversion
  • A greatly expanded section on physical and chemical data
  • New to this edition: the latest advances in distillation, liquid-liquid extraction, reactor modeling, biological processes, biochemical and membrane separation processes, and chemical plant safety practices with accident case histories

Inside This Updated Chemical Engineering Guide

Conversion Factors and Mathematical Symbols • Physical and Chemical Data • Mathematics • Thermodynamics • Heat and Mass Transfer • Fluid and Particle Dynamics Reaction Kinetics • Process Control • Process Economics • Transport and Storage of Fluids • Heat Transfer Equipment • Psychrometry, Evaporative Cooling, and Solids Drying • Distillation • Gas Absorption and Gas-Liquid System Design • Liquid-Liquid Extraction Operations and Equipment • Adsorption and Ion Exchange • Gas-Solid Operations and Equipment • Liquid-Solid Operations and Equipment • Solid-Solid Operations and Equipment • Size Reduction and Size Enlargement • Handling of Bulk Solids and Packaging of Solids and Liquids • Alternative Separation Processes • And Many Other Topics!

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About the Author

Robert Perry was chairman of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma.

Donald W. Green is chair and the Deanne E. Ackers distinguished professor of chemical and petroleum engineering at the University of Kansas.


Product Details

  • Series: Chemical Engineers Handbook
  • Hardcover: 2400 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 8 edition (October 23, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0702040428
  • ISBN-13: 978-0702040429
  • ASIN: 0071422943
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.1 x 3.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,590 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great book but... April 12, 2013
By James
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have an older print version. It is indispensable but it weighs 20#.
Living on the road without it, I thought I'd get the Kindle version and have it in my lap top.
But, many illustrations (especially those of printed tables) are presented at too low a resolution to read easily on a 1,900 x 1080 monitor.

Because of this, the Kindle book fails to transmit to the reader significant parts of the information the authors worked so hard to present.

I was given a refund and I appreciate that.... but I'd rather have the book in a form that works.

Note to the Publisher: Fix the problem, issue a statement that you have done so, & I'll buy the book again
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Adequate and much improved from the 6th edition January 10, 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Perry's has improved since the 6th edition of the mid-80's. The eighth edition does what it is supposed to do: provide a broad coverage of our sprawling profession. I like it that it provides comparison tables for equipment allowing an engineer to identify which unit operation works best for a given material or operating conditions. Also, the superior graphics have returned. There has been some re-shuffling of sections and the number of pages have grown substantially to cover such new topics as security and inherently safe design in Process Safety and solids handling. These topics were ignored in previous editions. The economics section has been expunged from the eighth; this is sad since so many of my peers have forgotten the importance of this section to our profession.

This version of Perry's has returned to my side shell. The 6th serves as a stop in my basement bookshelf. The 4th remains on the main shelf.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor use of tables July 25, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
As a practicing ChemE, I have used the hardcopy for years. I thought this was a great addition to my IPAD, but it is not. If you wish to read any of the tables, they are almost impossible to dicipher. The table data is the most useful in Perry's. Not in this issue as you cannot enlarge the view because of the blur in the tables. I would have not bought this if I had tried it.
Sorry, my old Perry's will still travel with me.
Jim P
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By psivamp
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I saw a few other reviews that gave poor marks for the informative tables being reduced to very small ( and unreadable ) images, but purchased this edition anyway. That was a big mistake. The print edition is comparable in price and infinitely more useful. I had seen PDFs floating around and assumed that the Kindle edition would be of comparable quality, but legal. IT IS NOT.

This edition also seems to lack matching page references to the print edition, which makes it worth even less as it cannot be as efficiently used to follow references from other texts.

DO NOT BUY. The tables that you are buying this access are not usable.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for my son February 14, 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Book was shipped on time and given for christmas. The kid I sent off to college came back a some type of super human genius who actually understands what is in this book.

As for me, I don't really have a clue, but he said he needed it.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Good, but,,, March 30, 2012
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Excellent book as always, but the utility is greatly diminished by the fact that all of the tables are unusable. Even on PC they are too small and blurred to be read or used. It is so bad, I can almost believe it was done on purpose or through criminal negligence. If you actually need data - don't buy this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Reference August 26, 2013
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Didn't even get it catalogued for my library before I had great feedback!
Well worth the money.
Great addition for engineering collections.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook December 28, 2012
Format:Hardcover
Very detailed. Essential for any chemical engineering course. A massive tome of facts. Pages and pages of calculations and tables.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars High quality paper; High quality information
I have had a copy of Perry's in PDF format for years, but this is the first time that I bought it in physical format. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Balt M.
5.0 out of 5 stars Perry's Hand Book
Perry's Handbook in invaluable to chemical engineers. The 8th edition has provided excellent updates on subjects that were lagging behind the times in the previous editions.
Published 8 months ago by Glenn Shiveler
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for all Chemical Engineers professionals
A classic source of reference for PE exam and day-to-day work for chemical engineers. Although not useable for the EIT, it's a nice perk while preparing for the PE.
Published 8 months ago by D Wu
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for all chemical engineer's
A recommended handbook for all chemical engineer's. I review this book daily and keep it open on my desk as a quick reference for operations.
Published 10 months ago by jennifer briggs
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for Chem E's
Great condition and it is a necessary item in the chemical engineering world. Use it all the time during my work.
Published 11 months ago by Zach
5.0 out of 5 stars in other words a bible
this book has everything that is needed. its a little hard to look for stuff but still its really useful when searching for ideas. Its a bible that has everything.
Published 13 months ago by saul
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Gift!
I bought this book for my son who is a chemical engeering major at school. He loves this book! Perfect!
Published 14 months ago by rsd
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
i wil love if the show you the thickness of the book . from the cover you can't tell how big this book really is. its a really heavy book
Published 16 months ago by ndema
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